Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 21 2020
The functional ability of older people is nowadays better when it is compared to that of people at the same age three decades ago. This was observed in a study conducted at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
The study compared the physical and cognitive performance of people nowadays between the ages of 75 and 80 with that of the same-aged people in the 1990s.
“Performance-based measurements describe …
Daycares in Finland Built a ‘Forest Floor’, And It Changed Children’s Immune Systems – ScienceAlert
Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small…
Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small new experiment.
When daycare workers in Finland rolled out a lawn, planted forest undergrowth such as dwarf heather and blueberries, and allowed children to care for crops in planter boxes, the diversity of microbes in the guts and on the skin of young kids appeared healthier in a very short space of time.
Compared to other city kids who…
Offline: Science and politics in the era of COVID-19 – The Lancet
“How can we follow the science when scientists haven’t the foggiest.” “‘Big mouth’scientists losing trust of Ministers.” Headlines such as these are increasingly…
Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Inc. except certain content provided by third parties.
Scientists say some Covid-19 vaccines need screening for raising HIV risk – South China Morning Post
Researchers have raised concern about candidates made with a cold virus known as adenovirus 5.